[whatwg] Http-equiv priority

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 31 11:05:31 PST 2008

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Keryx Web wrote:
> Reading MS proposal (=decision!) about their new rendering mode switch, 
> I have been very bugged that almost no one has picked up this flaw to be 
> discussed:
> If a charset is set with a meta-element, it does *not* override the 
> http-header.
> But
> If a rendering mode is set with a meta-element, it *does* override the 
> http-header.
> Is there any precedence for this? If not, I'd suggest that the spec 
> stipulates uniform behaviour.

HTML5 defines http-equiv in a way that divorces it from HTTP headers 
altogether, so actually this is a non-issue in HTML5.

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